Charlie Chan: In the Secret Service/The Chinese Cat/The Jade Mask

Charlie Chan: In the Secret Service/The Chinese Cat/The Jade Mask

The Secret Service- In this espionage-filled whodunnit, the eccentric Chinese detective (Sidney Toler), constantly bedeviled by his in-the-way children, must find the Master Spy responsible for an inventor’s murder. The Chinese Cat- Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) and Number Three Son (Benson Fong) are chased through a veritable labyrinth of fun house tricks after coming to the aid of a damsel in distress (Joan Woodbury). The Jade Mask- Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler), his pseudo- intellectual Number Fo

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3 thoughts on “Charlie Chan: In the Secret Service/The Chinese Cat/The Jade Mask

  1. 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Fun Charlie Chan movies, December 10, 2011
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    Jetpack
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    In case you own the Charlie Chan Chanthology, don’t get this set, as the three movies included here are in that set.

    Looks like the Chanthology is out of print, with some high costs (other than used), so I wonder if we’ll be seeing a 2nd set of Meeting at Midnight, The Shanghai Cobra and The Scarlet Clue next year.

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  2. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    Good, Not Great, May 15, 2012
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    K. Lindberg (Pacific Northwest) –
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    This review is from: Charlie Chan: In the Secret Service/The Chinese Cat/The Jade Mask (DVD)
    This single-disc collection of Sidney Toler’s Charlie Chan is basic, but worth it if you get it at a good price. In May 2012, I found it for $5 in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart. All three movies are on one side of the disc. There are no special features and the films have not been restored. (Thus they can be a little dark or have occasional scratches, but still are comfortably viewable.)

    For those not familiar with Chan film history, Sidney Toler took over the title role following the death of Warner Oland. Toler did eight (I think) Chan films for Twentieth Century Fox. Then WWII intervened and the studio stopped the series. Toler purchased the rights for Chan films from Fox and made several more Chan films during the war period. The production quality, scripts, direction, etc. were not up to the level of the studio system, but they filled demand from the public.

    These three films were made in 1944 so several times in the scripts there are “propaganda” moments, but not too overbearing. ‘In The Secret Service’ is the weakest of the three. Director Rosen seems to be trying to find his footing, and the supporting actors are trying to figure out their roles. By ‘Chinese Cat’ and ‘Jade Mask’, the story and direction have improved, though still not up to the standards demonstrated in the major studio releases.

    In short, buy the Charlie Chan Collection Volumes 1-5 first. And if you like them (you probably will) and want more (especially if you like Toler’s Chan), then this is a nice, inexpensive DVD for your collection.

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  3. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good, Not Great Collection, May 15, 2012
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    K. Lindberg (Pacific Northwest) –
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    The following is a reprint of my review of a different single-disc collection of the same three movies. This box set is simply released by a different company at a higher price, though I read elsewhere that each film has its own disc (but the Amazon description reads one disc – if anyone can clarify, please add a comment to this review – Thanx). Either way, the films have not been restored and there are no special features, so for $$ reasons I recommend the other (Image Entertainment) single-disc collection instead. See review next.

    The single-disc collection of Sidney Toler’s Charlie Chan is basic, but worth it if you get it at a good price. In May 2012, I found it for $5 in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart. All three movies are on one side of the disc. There are no special features and the films have not been restored. (Thus they can be a little dark or have occasional scratches, but still are comfortably viewable.)

    For those not familiar with Chan film history, Sidney Toler took over the title role following the death of Warner Oland. Toler did eight (I think) Chan films for Twentieth Century Fox. Then WWII intervened and the studio stopped the series. Toler purchased the rights for Chan films from Fox and made several more Chan films during the war period. The production quality, scripts, direction, etc. were not up to the level of the studio system, but they filled demand from the public.

    These three films were made in 1944 so several times in the scripts there are “propaganda” moments, but not too overbearing. ‘In The Secret Service’ is the weakest of the three. Director Rosen seems to be trying to find his footing, and the supporting actors are trying to figure out their roles. By ‘Chinese Cat’ and ‘Jade Mask’, the story and direction have improved, though still not up to the standards demonstrated in the major studio releases.

    In short, buy the Charlie Chan Collection Volumes 1-5 first. And if you like them (you probably will) and want more (especially if you like Toler’s Chan), then this is a nice, inexpensive DVD for your collection.

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